Grants for College Education

The Cost of studying for college is increasing and not all students can afford it. The average cost of college education in private universities is as low as $20,000 plus. For public universities, the cost of studying is about $10,000 and the cost for community colleges is merely around $5,000. The federal government through its various agencies are assisting the less privileged, underserved, low income and needy students whose family is below the poverty line and excel academically in their college education by awarding grants for college. This grant is aside from the scholarship grants offered by the universities and colleges as well as other philanthropic foundations supporting education. In order to apply for the federal government’s grants, applicants must first visit grant.gov for the full details of the grants. Aside from that, they should use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Usually, the grants offered by the federal government comes with a price: since there is no need for repaying the grantor, the recipient of the grants must serve the country by offering their services for the less privileged and low-income families while getting paid.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education or the TEACH Grant Program

The TEACH program is a law created by the Congress in 2007 that will provide cash assistance o amounting to $4,000 annually to deserving students who wish to offer their teaching services to the public and private elementary or even the secondary school in which he/she will serve students coming from the less privileged and low-income families. There are institutions working hand in hand with this program. Go directly to this website to know more about the TEACH program: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp. Guidelines, applications process, eligibility, requirements and important dates are all accessible here. For more inquiries, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 433 – 3243 or visit student.ed.gov.

United States Department of Education
Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

The Truman Scholarship Grants

The Truman Scholarship grant is providing deserving students to receive cash grant of up to $30,000 in which he/she can use to fund his/her graduate degree education in area of public service. Eligible students are those juniors at the selection time. The application guidelines, requirements, eligibility and process are all accessible in the truman.gov. Application can be completed online by visiting the website. The grant program is offered yearly with the deadline usually falling in the month of February.

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